Rihanna aka badgalriri aka CEO of the ever growing Fenty Empire, since she came onto the music scene in 2005 has lived her life according to her own terms and rules. As one of the most successful singers of all time with sales of over 280 million, she has successfully made the transition to business. In September 2017, she launched her beauty brand, Fenty Beauty, which in its first year generated €500 million in sales with a range that spans over 50 shades of foundations, lip glosses, lipsticks and much more. In May 2019, Rihanna launched her first luxury clothing brand for both men and women in partnership with French fashion conglomerate LVMH, with Rihanna investing £25.8m into the business and LVMH €30m. This makes Rihanna the first black woman to run a major luxury fashion house.
This is beyond Mogul Goals!
In honour of her clothing label, Fenty, launching online this week, we reflect on what Rihanna has taught us over the years.
“When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed”
She told no lies, in 2007, when Rihanna released her global smash hit “Umbrella” she drastically cut her hair and dyed it black and since then has never looked back!
“Settling is the worst feeling in the world’
At 31 years old, Rihanna seems to be in no rush to get married and has taken her time with finding the right partner focusing on her career in the meantime.
“It’s nice to look back on your life and see things as lessons, and not regrets.”
Rihanna has lived most of her teenage and young adult life in the spotlight of the media and world-most famously in February 2009, she was brutally beaten by her then boyfriend, Chris Brown. When such a traumatic life experience could break some people, she has continued to rise above the setbacks.
“When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.”
“You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body.”
“If you don’t live your life, who the f**k will?”
“I take risks because I get bored. And I get bored very easily”
Recently in business these risks have paid off in full with over half a billion in sales with her beauty brand, Fenty Beauty, she shows us that sometimes to win you need to challenge yourself and step into the scary!
“Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know? It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating, and it’s empowering when you feel like, ‘Well, I can do that, too'”
“I stand up for what I believe in
and alot of the time that can be against people’s opinions”
“The minute you learn to love yourself you won’t want to be anyone else.”
A reminder that the only opinion we need to worry about is our own.